This March in Paris, Christie’s presents Old Masters to Modern Icons, a series of four auctions offering art from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Led by extraordinary examples from the Tiepolo family, a collection of important works by Jean Arp and a Pointillist masterpiece, explore the evolution of artistic expression through the centuries at our Avenue Matignon galleries from 20 March.
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s Punchinello avec enfants et cheval stars alongside his father Giovanni Battista’s depiction of the Holy Family in our Dessins anciens et du XIXe siècle sale on 25 March. Other key names featured include Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Claude Gillot, Abraham Bloemaert, Quellinus and Hans Rottenhammer. On 26 March, Greta Stroeh’s collection of Jean Arp sculptures, works on paper, lithographs and etchings comes to auction, offering an extensive survey of more than 30 years of Arp’s oeuvre. Greta Stroeh was a crucial figure in the creation of the Arp Foundation in 1979, alongside Marguerite Arp-Hagenbach, the artist’s first wife. This ensemble was built upon her admiration for the artist and a discerning taste for modern art, evident in the top lot of the sale – a fine bronze example from Arp’s sought-after Torse sculptures.
Coinciding with the Salon du Dessin art fair, our Œuvres modernes sur papier auction on 26 March offers exceptional works on paper by the greats: from Giacometti, Chagall and Signac to Bonnard, Picasso and Miró. The bustling streets of the French capital are mirrored in Louis Anquetin’s large-scale pastel Avenue de Clichy, which headlines this sale. The final auction of the sale week, Art Impressionniste et Moderne, brings together works by artistic icons of the 20th century, including a vibrant painting by Odilon Redon, a museum-quality Pointillist masterpiece by Théo van Rysselberghe, an impressive panoramic view of the Tuileries garden by Camille Pissarro and an elegant portrait by Berthe Morisot.